Hi there. Well here we are, a new week already. Where does the time go? Are you getting sorted?
My name is Miss Chardy and I have been SORTED for 20 days. How about you? I still have 10 days to go before it supposedly becomes a habit but I am telling you people, I think I have actually nailed it this time. I really do. I know – I can’t believe it either.
I just can’t believe how much easier life is. Who’d have thought that all of you Virgo’s were actually onto something with this whole “tidy” thing.
I was speaking to DD (aka: my Mum) the other day, of course she finds it quite hilarious that I have finally seen the light and moved over to the clean side. I told her that I have actually just been studying “tidy” people for 36 years. It has taken me this long to gather my data and sort through my research. But here I am, all tidy and loving myself sick in this organised state.
Cover your delicate little eyes DD….
I don’t feel overwhelmed anymore. There isn’t mess everywhere I look, like in the Bat Shit Crazy post I did. I am in a good place.
Now, for all of you with young children, you might not get to this “good place” for a little while yet, but hang in there – if you need a little pick me up and a bit of a laugh just refer back to the Bat Shit Crazy post. I think things are finally getting easier because my youngest son is getting older, he will be 4 in July. He can put stuff away and is getting much better at it. I have also cracked down on everyone and have started to make them all pick up after themselves, instead of me doing it all (because I thought it was easier) and then getting all bitter and twisted.
I really wish that I was organised and sorted like this when my children were babies because life would have been so much easier. I take my hat off to all of you Mum’s with young babies who can stay on top of it all. For most of us we live in a state of constant chaos and mess. So, if you have babies and can’t stay on top of it, don’t worry, one day you will. There will be light at the end of the tunnel. I am finally in that light and gee it feels good.
Now, lets all say out loud the Get Sorted with Chards Motto…. and keep saying this in your head every time you go to put something down and not away….
Ok, so onto our goals people. Last week my goal for the week was to sort out the mess in the station office and tidy it up and get organised. I am pleased to say that I am on top of it all. It looked much worse than it actually was and didn’t really take me long to sort it out. I now make sure I just do a little bit often. If something needs doing I don’t put it in a pile I JUST DO IT. Amazing how much easier it makes things. There is no longer a heap of paper sitting on my fax machine because: they are all filed.
This week I will be making the effort to stay on top of everything. The one thing that I feel has helped me is getting the washing sorted. So this week I might put it out there that I am going to iron everything in my ironing basket – most of it has been sitting there for months. So I am going to get it done, then I am going to iron as it comes out of the dryer. This shouldn’t be too hard because I don’t iron anything that we wear here on the station, I only iron our good town clothes. So I should be able to keep it under control, then when I go to town it won’t be such a huge effort to iron and pack, because it will be good to go.
So I will be channeling my inner Faux Fuchsia with my washing, drying, ironing routine – because I am quite competitive and if she can do it, then so can I! Oh and another thing I have learned from Faux Fuchsia is how to spell the word Fuchsia – it has always been somewhat of a mystery to me, ha ha ha!!!
Change your Thinking Paradigm
I used to make simple tasks so complicated in my head. I used to overthink everything and then in my head they were to hard to even contemplate doing. Now, instead of overthinking each task, I JUST DO IT. Just get in and get it done. I am not sure if I am a bit weird and the only person who did this, but life is so much better now. I have managed to get so much done over the past 20 days.
I was always trying to figure out short cuts and spending way to much time figuring out how to make things easier. It turns out the fastest way to do something is PROPERLY. Do it properly, don’t take short cuts. Just take a deep breath, relax and do it the right way first time. By creating these so called “short cuts” I was just making life more complicated and cluttered for myself. Yes yet again DD – you were right. Gee I am getting sick of saying that, ha ha ha.
You know what – something big that happened last week – I cleaned the toilets, vacuumed and mopped all in 40 minutes. Are you hearing me – 40 minutes I tell you. It used to take me longer than that just to pick up all of the shit that was lying around the house before I could vacuum. This time, it took me about 3 minutes to pick up a few things and I was good to go. So can we all just take a moment to pat me on the back….. oh god listen to me – “get your hand off it Chards”.
Ok, so what would you like to achieve this week?
What was one thing that you managed to get on top of last week? Don’t forget to share your achievements and show us a photo on instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #getsortedwithchards
Are you living in a constant mess due to toddlers? I feel your pain.
Now – lets go and sort something. You have 10 minutes, what is it going to be? Set your timer and GO!